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By TIM ROWLAND | September 4, 2008
Gotta admit, I didn't see this one coming. Seems it would have fallen into the "pigs fly" lexicon. "Yes, I'll give up eating meat -- when an Indian company builds a new university and hospital in Hagerstown. " But out of the blue comes the announcement that Vinayaka Missions America University Inc. will indeed buy the old Allegheny Energy building and convert it into a four-year university, and eventually build a new medical something or other alongside it. A university and a hospital.
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NEWS
August 24, 2008
BEIJING (AP) -- With help from British star power, China concluded its debut as Olympic host Sunday after 16 days of near-flawless logistics and superlative athletic achievement -- coexisting awkwardly with the government's wariness of dissent and free speech. A spectacular closing ceremony opened with torrents of fireworks and included a pulsating show-within-a-show by London, host of the 2012 Games. From a stage formed from a red double-decker bus, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page played classic rock hit "Whole Lotta Love" and soccer icon David Beckham booted a ball into the surrounding throng of athletes on the stadium floor.
NEWS
August 24, 2008
Something was missing from this Olympics, but for the longest time I couldn't figure out what it was. As sporting events go, they seemed somewhat antiseptic, like some staple of recreational activity had been surgically removed from the set. Some background noise, some sporting clutter was gone. A week into it, I figured out what was leaving me with that empty feeling: Advertising. I'm just not sure I can fully appreciate an athletic contest without a Mastercard logo superimposed on the playing field.
NEWS
August 18, 2008
BEIJING (AP) -- Welcome to the rest of the Beijing Olympics -- the Summer Games of 2008, A.P. After Phelps. The games continued Monday in search of a new headliner now that Michael Phelps has toweled off for the last time. The Bird's Nest seemed the likeliest place for someone to emerge and, indeed, the big news of the day came from the track. However, it wasn't good news. It was the sad sight of Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang limping to the starting blocks, trying to race through injuries and quickly finding out he couldn't.
NEWS
August 17, 2008
Editor's note: Each week, The Herald-Mail invites readers to answer poll questions on its Web site, www.herald-mail.com. Readers also may submit comments about the poll question when voting. Each Sunday, a sampling of edited reader comments will run in The Herald-Mail. Last week there were three poll questions. The first question was: What should Washington County Public Schools officials do with the track at North Hagerstown High School? "The kids need to compete.
NEWS
August 13, 2008
BASEBALL Taiwan 5, Netherlands 0 Canada 10, China 0 South Korea 8, United States 7 BASKETBALL Women Russia 71, Belarus 65 Spain 74, Czech Republic 55 Latvia 79, Brazil 78 China 80, New Zealand 63 Australia 90, South Korea 62 FIELD HOCKEY Men Australia 10, South Africa 0 South Korea 5, China 2 Pakistan 3, Canada 1 Belgium 1, Germany 1, tie ...
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By HEATHER KEELS | August 12, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- As thousands of Chinese security forces undertake the enormous task of keeping order at the 2008 Summer Olympics, many could be using tactics their trainers studied in Hagerstown. Over a three-year period from 2005 to 2007, more than 40 officers from the Beijing and Qingdao police departments visited the United States to study antiterrorism strategies and large crowd-control tactics in an international exchange coordinated by Kaplan College Hagerstown - then known as Hagerstown Business College - according to Larry Glenn, the campus's international programs director.
NEWS
August 11, 2008
BEIJING (AP) -- In one heartpounding minute in the first half, LeBron James dunked off a nifty underhanded feed from Dwyane Wade. Then Kobe Bryant flew in and jammed. Then it was Chris Bosh's turn to rattle the rim. As the backboard swayed, some might have recalled the fabled Dream Team. The final score -- U.S. 101, China 70 -- might also draw comparisons. Who's worried about the 7-for-29 shooting from beyond the arc? Just toss it up and throw it down. This was the biggest basketball game in China's history and perhaps the most-watched basketball game ever -- and the U.S. wanted to turn in a performance to match the moment as it took its first step toward Olympic hoops redemption.
NEWS
August 11, 2008
BEIJING (AP) -- The U.S. women's basketball team quickly dashed any hopes China had of an upset, avenging a loss in April with the second American drubbing of the Chinese in as many nights. Tina Thompson scored 13 of her 27 points during a 23-0 run in the first quarter and the U.S. routed China 108-63 on Monday night, taking the boisterous crowd out of the game early. Trailing by one midway through the first quarter, Thompson took over. She made two 3-pointers, a jumper from the corner, two layups, and three free throws during the spurt.
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By DON AINES | August 10, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - Their athletic facilities might be out of date and training techniques behind the times, but the focus and intensity of Chinese athletes are unmatched, according to Doug Lentz, who recently returned from a week at the Shanghai Sports Institute. Lentz, the director of fitness and wellness at Results Fitness Center, an affiliate of Summit Health, is also the conferences and special programs coordinator for the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Its membership is made up of 33,000 strength coaches, athletic and personal trainers, physical therapists and exercise researchers and scientists.
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